The Faculty of Humanities, President University (PresUniv), held the International Conference on Humanities and Social Science (ICHSS) 2021, Tuesday-Wednesday (26-27 October 2021). The first international conference of the Faculty of Humanities PresUniv wanted to raise the theme “The Opportunities of Crisis: International Experiences and Best Practices in the Time of Covid-19 and Beyond in Society 5.0”. There were five sub-themes discussed at this conference, namely International Relations and Other Social & Cultural Issues, Communication Science, Law, Education, and Biodiversity.
The conference was opened by Prof. Dr. Ir. Budi Susilo Soepandji, DEA, Chairman of the President’s University Education Foundation (YPUP). Prof. Budi expressed his wish that this conference would become an essential agenda for the entire humanities academic community at the global level to share views and knowledge with each other and could be held every year. “I believe we share the same hope, which is that this conference can contribute to the improvement of research and practice in the Humanities Sciences.”
Meanwhile, in his keynote speech, the Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Dr. (HC) Airlangga Hartarto, MBA, MMT, IPU, explained that the handling of Covid-19 cases in Indonesia is better than in other countries, thus making Indonesia’s economic growth reached 7.16% in the second quarter of 2021 or the highest for the last 16 years. His message to all students was, “Indonesia’s digital economy is the largest in ASEAN. We will also experience a demographic bonus which is the key to Indonesia’s growth. This is an opportunity for students to do digital business because they are digital talents and future entrepreneurs.”
The conference also presented nine domestic and foreign speakers. They are Prof. Dr. Satya Arinanto, SH, MH, Special Staff to Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia for Legal Affairs; Prof. Dr. Tjut Sugandawaty Djohan, M.Sc., Professor in Ecology, Conservation Biology, Limnology, Wet Land Ecology, Gadjah Mada University; Leonard C. Sebastian, Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Indonesia Programme, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University; Prof. Dr. Mohd Azizuddin Mohd Sani, Ph.D., Professor in Politics and International Relations at the School of International Studies, Universiti Utara Malaysia; Dr. Katrina Tour, Lecturer in the Faculty of Education, Monash University; Muhammad A.S. Hikam, M.A., Ph.D., Head of International Relations Study Program, PresUniv; Ani Pudjiastuti, Ph.D., Head of Primary School and Teacher Education Study Program, PresUniv; Dr. Mariana Molnar Gabor – Warokka, S.H., M.H., Team of Geographical Indication Experts to Directorate General of Intellectual Property, Ministry of Law and Human Rights of Indonesia.